This little exercise is to create a man page. The goal is to take a simple online man page that is in XML and copy into a text file. Add a couple of markups here and there, test, and validate it.
Create a manpage
Additional examples and options are available on the author's site, here. I took that html page and created a man page for the utility. Another first, and it turns out to be quite easy. I may not have completely followed all the conventions, but this is what I did.
Using the vim editor, I copied and pasted the online man page into a text file, ie shc.man.1. I added the markups .TH and .SH throughout the document. Use gzip to zip the file and move the file to an appropriate place. I elected to move my man page to an already existing location, alternately the recommendation from some sources is /usr/local/man directory. It's not perfect, but near perfect. Again the first time.
vi shc.man.1 gzip shc.man.1 mv shc.man.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/ man shc
makewhatis whatis shc
The expected result.